Throughout her years as an actor and coach British-born and New York-raised, Claire Bronson, has accumulated more than enough experience to confidently tell her students that “Actors get paid to go to those dark places that we as human beings actively avoid.” This past year her point was seemingly illustrated with the brilliantly dismal roles she portrayed, including her gut-wrenching performance as a desperate mother trying to save her daughter’s life in the film Greenland opposite Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin, and real-life husband Scott Poythress. Other recent “tortured characters” include her roles as Marjorie Saubers on Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes (now streaming on Peacock) and Joy Peterson in the HBO series The Outsider, also penned by Stephen King, where she rejoined former cast-mate Jason Bateman.
Claire can currently be seen working alongside Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson in Just Mercy, the story of Equal Justice Initiative co-founder Bryan Stevenson. She also recently filmed Harriet, a feature about Harriet Tubman starring Cynthia Erivo.
Other recurring credits include: Ozark, Nashville, Outcast, Containment, Powers, Banshee, Bloodline, Coma, and Army Wives.
Additionally, she opened the latest hit film of the Rocky series, Creed, worked on pilots with both Oscar-winning directors Charlie Kaufman and the late Jonathan Demme, and has had a handful of projects at the Sundance Film Festival including the Magnolia Pictures film, The Signal, the Sundance Channel hit Rectify, and the film A.C.O.D.
Later this year you can find her recurring in the scripted podcast There Be Monsters opposite John Boyega, starring in a short film which she helped produce called Charles Vanderchap, and working with Novis Opera LLC. where she’ll be directing a handful of episodes of the scripted podcast Garfield’s Crossing.
When she’s not on set you can find her dedicating her time to actors of all levels at the premier Atlanta acting studio, Drama Inc., of which she is a co-founder/owner. Claire remains an active member of both the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and the Television Academy.